Animal Studies

  • Level 1 Diploma

  • 1 year full-time

This Level 1 course offers a mainly practical insight into the various aspects of animal care. You will gain a combination of practical skills and knowledge to further your career in the industry or progress further within this area of study.

There is a strong emphasis on practical training and applied knowledge throughout the course. This is combined with lectures, field trips, guest speakers and visits linked to your area of study.

Modules may include:

  • Developing performance in land-based industries
  • Feeding and watering animals
  • Handling and restraint of animals
  • Exercise of animals

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include practical assessments, case studies, presentations and continual class assessment.

There are no formal requirements; however you will need to attend an interview which includes a written task.

Following successful completion, progress to Level 2 Animal Care.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £60*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

There is a strong emphasis on practical training and applied knowledge throughout the course. This is combined with lectures, field trips, guest speakers and visits linked to your area of study.

Modules may include:

  • Developing performance in land-based industries
  • Feeding and watering animals
  • Handling and restraint of animals
  • Exercise of animals

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include practical assessments, case studies, presentations and continual class assessment.

There are no formal requirements; however you will need to attend an interview which includes a written task.

Following successful completion, progress to Level 2 Animal Care.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £60*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

Pencoed Campus, Pencoed, CF35 5LG

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The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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